When wanting to replace the exterior doors at their property, lots of homeowners tend to easily choose their back or side doors but they really struggle when it comes to deciding which timber entrance door or front door to install. It goes without saying that this door plays such a huge role in the first-impressions of your home and for this reason, many are conscious of ensuring that they invest in the best possible door for their property.
Aside from the fact that you have a number of pre-made designs to choose from, these days, the vast majority of designs are also easily customisable too. When working with an experienced timber door company, it is likely that you will have the opportunity to tailor various aspects of your timber entrance door as well. So, to help any homeowners who are attempting to choose a new door, we have put together a list of different things to think about that can help you to ensure you install the perfect entrance door at your property.
The overall style of the front door
This is one of the very first things to think about whenever you want to install a new entrance door. You will need to think about things such as whether you’d like an arched or swept frame head and how many panels you’d like on the door. All of these design features will dramatically influence the overall styles of the door, so be sure to think about them carefully.
The type of timber used
Many homeowners don’t realise that when they purchase a ‘timber’ entrance door, they actually have different types of timber to choose from. Whether you opt for a softwood like European Redwood or a hardwood like Sapele, there are advantages to all types of timber. So, it is important to do your research and think about which you’d like to go for.
The colour of the timber
You will also need to think about the colour of your new entrance door. It goes without saying that the colour you choose can completely transform the whole look of the door and also your home’s facade too. So, carefully consider the different colour options and shades available before you make your decision.
The glazing for the windows
When having any type of glass on your entrance door, it is also important to think about the different glazing options you have. Whilst you may be set on double glazing or safety glass, for example, you still also need to consider the different glass types available. Decide whether you’d like clear, patterned or obscure glass and then narrow down your options from here.
The hardware on the door
With every timber entrance door, you also have a wide variety of hardware/accessories to choose from too, including; the door handle, the house number, the door knocker, the letterbox and much more. When considering the options you have, think about everything from the colour to the finish and ensure that the decision you make is in line with the style you’re wanting.
The locking system
This is arguably one of the most important things to think about when you’re installing a new entrance door, yet it is easily overlooked. Take some time to consider all of the different locking and security options available, from night latches and deadlocks to security cylinders, you have more options than you may realise in this regard.
Installing a new timber entrance door
Hopefully, by taking the time to think about everything mentioned above, you will have a better idea of what your individual needs and requirements are for your new timber entrance door. You can then not only begin to narrow down the vast market but when working with a timber door company, you can ensure that any customisation you make is perfect for your property too. It is undeniably beneficial to know exactly what you’re wanting before you commit to anything.
When searching for a new timber entrance door, be sure to contact our team here at Authentic Timber Windows today. We have been supplying homeowners with timber doors for many years now and we create every product as if it was being made for our own home, so you will never need to worry about the quality of our doors. Our talented team will gladly assist you in creating the perfect entrance door for your property and with a number of customisable options to choose from, so you can trust that the finished product will be everything you hoped it would be.